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«$K* ^^MiiiawuwSiSSiPipiijfe^JHUwiip^w*^ -. ".• '.. BEST POSTEN'S Sfifi Vt|I Icu-'r''-6-f?i'i T.v? :r*• '. 4r •r^:' ,"V'^... *:*«r _V.*V "*V ...•*? ll'Jl l.-l' IJfi *^Be« fj'.t .':V A »SR 4 Against D. Dwyer. -The state was called forth, by .the testimony of At torney Joe Posten yesterday afternoon In the Dwyer cas?. The witness tried to claim his privilege, during the 'severe questioning given him "by At torney Jaques, hut in the course of his statements' accused Attorney Ran ijkin'of accepting Bome $60Q from him ?as agent for the Letisy saloons to dis miss and drop cases against them. Accepted-$75 in Fees'. •sjd While Mr. Rankin was visibly calm '.^during the interview, it was very per ^ceptible that he felt deeply thfe effect t-^of the testimony given by Attorney posten and h6 was free in his explana tion of the dealings he had with Mr. Posten regarding the Leisy'caseB. He paid: vj "The only cases in which I received anything from Mr. Posten was in the Jack Dixon case and one against Bank. The former was tried on temporary in Jtmction in August, 1909, and the in junction was refused. I was told tbat \t the case w&a dlstaissed I would get pay teeis aim the Law and Order v-v" ''.?••':.:f^i*" MWIDS COS! "*\K sS W'. .* .. i. 'v.., -. T. r. .. -v Words of Slander are like a serpent's tongue—full o! venom and deceit. ., iU A^i* The $100.00 Reward We offer fqr any Red 8tamp Book that we have refused to. honof when said book has been presented by'the user ought |o be and is convincing evidence of the slander. We nevsr h,ve refu|ed to honog such a book., -.'• Red Stamps Have Doable Value iW: A^ialf Hook or 475 Red Stamps will gist the s&fifdF of equally as good a premium as a whole book or 950 stamps of-any other kind this makes the Red Stamps have double il Tr the value of any other stamps. '. Vs lis 12c for 1,090 '3K5W" ""T^iZTht Ofttr Fel'ows Pay tor tr«en Stamps 3S0.QQ to $40.60 for l.ODO Our Atamjis cost us so little that we do not have to add tV* anything to the coat of our goods. Another thing, we are K* the only Dry Goods.Store doing a strictly cash one-price 4^ business, and sell our goods from JO to 25 per penJMess^j r.t than he other stores. -Co, The Difference Between 12c and $30 4t»T wBpt J**' ^fs:" Is thelidVarttagO vtfa have over tho other fellows, this ls| why wo can afford to give the same or equally as good premiums with half the number of stamps. We Will Exchange Stamps If you are tired of paying drug store prices and want to„ iVlH buy your goods at the lowest cash prices we will give Red Stamps for your Stamps at the rate of one Red Stamp for two Green ones^ "J See Premium Window C" v^ .00 ~"m PROSECUTING ATTORNEY iN THE 8ALOON CASES MAKES STATE MENT IN OWN DEFENSE ADMITS RECEIPT OF $75 Says Fellow Attorney^ Received Sum of Money To Be Paid Him for 1X Dismissing Leisy Actions —Not Yet 'Paid. tfi W j, 'i~ "I am morally certain that Joe Pos ten received a sum of money from Mr. D. H. Bank of the LeiBy Brewing Co.. to be paid to me for the purpose of dismissing a number of the cases against saloons In which Leisy beer I was sold, and I did not receive any of this money excejpt that which. I ad mitted to on the stand $50 in the Dixon case and 925 in the Bank case." Posten. Testifies, ''The above statement was imade by 'Attorney W. W. Rankin in an inter view following the ruling of Judge F. !W. Elchelberger yesterday afternoon, denying a permanent injiyiction TOMORROW BEST 10c HOPE MUSLIN A C*V IWTFRZ' RW-V^ 'V- :•&••'*':. iK+ •V',-.v- .?v *•.*• vv' .V"-. fy- £-.i:'*'*afe-i' I rfe 1 vV you. 3 'i it "S^Sr •. If' you'W hatVo*r« for-any Vemiums^., you. can have $3.00 on any kind of^.^ merchandif* of your own selectionfon your book—rAsk the other fellow to do" this—He wofitl merenanqif* or your ow your book—rAsk the othi Co. 1TORI&FJ CALICOES, .NIBYELL OYER^ h^i .••' «s 'S* 'i' A-v.,<p></p>^WiSP-, v* 1 tv'h IfeW!' League was aware of my accepting the fees. The other case was that agtlnat Bank which was for the safhe cause as the former and it was dis missed before coming, to trial. The reason for the dismissal was because Blaine Lawson, the minor who claimed to have bought liquor In the salcon, said that he had told the saloon keeper.that he was 21 years of aje, and was afraid he would be charged with obtaining goods under false pre tense. This, too, would have involved the Issue. £$ Says Posten Did Not Pay. "Posten got money from Mr. Rank of the Leisy Brewing Co., and told Bank that he could get the cases dis missed or continued. I am morally certain that Posten did receive a sum of money from Bank to'be. given me for that purpose, but I did not receive any of it except the $75 mentioned in the Dixon and Bank cases. Posten Made Affidavit, "When these cases were assigned in the January term of court before Judge M. A Roberts, Bank saw they were noted for trial and assigned. Ho centre- to me end wanted to know from me' why they were assigned. I told him they were assigned because they were for trial. He said to me that had paW Posten corned $400 or |500 tb be paid me for their dismissal or con tinuance.- When I told' him that the money had not been paid me, he said he would eee Posten. After seeing him, he stated to me that Postep had made-an-affidavit to him that ho had paid the money to me. for continuance or final-dismissal'of the cases. The saloons Involved that I now recall were Ed Queeriey*#, M. Brennan's, .t. Beatty's and Charles Dutton's. I told him at that time (January term) that the .cases would positively not be dis missed -and would be trted. They havte been assigned in the present term.^ Want- Actions Dropped. "These other saloon men want me to drop their actions and start action against their competitors. I have in my office an annoymous letter demand ing that I prosecute the Leisy saloons. While 1 -cannot say from whence it comes, it is apparent the Bender has an object." S '1*0 Dubuque, Nov. 1.—Sister Mary Calista, order of Mercy hospital, this ipity, passed away after a lingering 111 heas. Deceased who was known to the world as Margaret Skahill of Cascade* entered' the order thirteen years ago. Bfae was stationed at Clinton and Slonx City prior to her return to Du buque a year ago. ...... 1 :'5rik CITY. EXECUTIVE PLEASED WITH REPORT OF CEDAR RAPit WATER PLANT.^k^l TELLSi OF HIS Declares People Are Not Heavily .. Taxed for Water Services When 4^ Municipality Owns Water- :V works. '^Aftef ins^ctlrtl the hooks of the water plant at Cedar Rapids, owned by the people of that city, I am more and more convinced of the great benefitj derived by the people froqi municipally owned fraterworks" stated Mayor Solomon p. Hartman. this morning. Mayor Hartman and, City Engineer Brady returned Sunaay, from Cedar Rapids where Mayor Hartman ex amined the books of the company while Enjineer Brady Inspected the plhnt The officials made the trip to get data on the municipal owned water plant as the citizens of Ottumwa wplll ue asked at a special election on November, 22 to ratify the purchase of the plant of the Public -Water Co. by the cit. Both gentlemen speak in the highest terms of the plart at Cedar ivai £3 and their only regret is that every -voter of the city cannot in spect the Cedar Rapids plant and thus secure a most excellent idea of the benefits derived by the people in better' water service, free hydrant rentals and cheaper water. Although their stay in Cedar Rapids was short, they were shown over the c^ty by Mayor Huston. They1 were busy the greater part of the afternoon looking ovor the aterworks data in the office of Superintendent Fox. The Ced»r Rap:.Is officials did everything possible to aid the Ottumwa o. .cials giving Mayor Hartman the assistance of two clerks in going over their books. Inspected All the Books. "We were given free acceBs to all of the books In the water department and have a complete abstract of figures Of the expenditures arid earnings of the plant" stated Mayor Hartman. "Superintendent Pox has been at the head of the water plant for thirty-two years during the time it was owned by private parties and the city and he is very enthusiastic over municipal own ership. We left the matter with Mr. Fbx and he will send me tomorrow an official^report on the municipal owned i)lant there. I believe that the citi zens of Ottumwa who have expressed themselves as adverse to-the city buy ing the plant will change their opin ions after they have perused Superin tendent PQX'S report. ov-"'/ Plant Madei "At C^dar Rapids they charge the public nothing for hydrant rentals. The watef la free for fire purposes, for flushing sewers and for flushing the streets and free Water is given all public buildings and churches in Cedar Rapids. The valuation of Cedar "Rapids as a city is $24,000,000 and a three and one-half mill tax is levied on the people for water pur pose*. Prom this levy $20,000 is realized annually and this money is spent in buying up the bonds. Cedar Rapids paid $473,000 for her plant. Part of the earnings of the nlant is used to pay Interest on the outstand ing bonds. After paying, the interests ids and operating expenses for at fiscal year, July 1, 1909 to July 1, 1910, tho net revenue was 926,000. the net revenue is used in making betterments to the plant. The above figures of a three and one half mill levy plainly shows that the Cedai* Rapids people are i}ot highly taxed-for water purpose despite the statement of local people who are adverse to the city buying the plant. "The coal bill for tho last fiscal* year Wfes $9(000 and the expense of handling the- coal v.'as $4,000, making a total of $13,000. A strong argument showing Why Otumwa should purchase the plant. *nd the operating expenses of the Ottumwa plant Vould be lower Is plainly shown by the fact that the Ottumwa plant runs nine months of the yeat under ita own water power while the Cedar Rapids plant is run the year round on $team power. Every Cedar Rapids citizen talked with was highly pleased with city ownership of the water plant. "I have received letters from the mayors of reason City, Waterloo, Du buque, and other Iowa cities where the tities own their water plant and their reports plainly show that these cities each year realize large prbfits off their plants." BLOOMFIELD. Rirs. J. F- Archer of Troy went to Ottumwa, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Jas Ashworth 1 ^«rTT»WAT^tn&iia' 1 ?5VISI? and Miss Jennie. McVey spent Monday in Ottumwa. Miss. Agnes JEty of West* Orove visited over Sunday in Bloomfield. Miss Mamie Edmonson who spoke yesterday at the Nazrene church left Monday morning for Ennis, Texas. Miss Edmonson is' the outgoing mis sionary to Japan, Mrs. S. A. Brunk and daughter Kitty of Savannah went to Ottumwa Monday. Miss Viola Tomey raturned to Ot tumwa Monday after spending" a week at home, Dessa and Dassa Goode, who are at tending school at Oskaioosa, spent Sunday at home. Miss Minnetta Murphy visited over Sunday at the L. E. Goode home. Mrs. Rose Potter Crist, who has been holding the ^meeting at the Naz erene ..church, left Monday morning for Grantvilie, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cook returned to their home In Farley, la., Monday, after visitln* the former's brlther, W. C. C^^ Mf.% 8 i&v, w« f8»KSW»Mf ::v SftfeSP mm* F,P, ?t !'7V POSTEN SAYS HE ATTORNEY „REITERATES STATE MENT WADE ON STAND YE8 TERDAY IN SALOON CASE -t S TO N E A I 1 Dates When Amounts Were Paid and the Sums Alleged Given by Him y* to W. W. Rankin Related in Interview. F$ "If Walter Rankin valued the testi mory of the attorneys he called to the stand yesterday to impeach me, he did not display it in his own evidence afterwards when he admitted the truth of part of. my testimony, in that he acknowledged taking-$75-from me as pay for using his influence in pre venting action against the Leisy saloon cases." The above and considerable more anent the tangle into which two Ot tumwa attorneys have found them selves placed, was said today in an in terview given by Attorney Joe Pos ten. Mr. Posten seemed well sup plied with data for the story he un folded and an occasional referen.ee to a pocket memorandum refreshed his mind as to dates of payments on which he stated that he paid sums of money to Attorney Rankin to keep oft the Leisy. saloon prosecutions. He stated: i'" Must Pay Rankin. 1 "Along, in. .1.9.0A Walter told me he wanted to make $1,500 ito $2,000 that year out of the saloons, as he was in the business for the money there was in it. He told |ne .that if 1 had any clients among thenv I had better see them as there was to be a big batch o! injunction caseh to be brought, and that unless he (Walter Rankin), was seen and pa\d, my clients might be caught in the net. "I told him that my people wer« try ing to obey the.. law .*ni. I had per sonally inspected their places that we did not want any trouble and if we were 10 be. enjoined,. .we would pay him if he demanded it." Says Paid Rankin $250. Referring at this juncture to the pocket memorandum, Mr. Posten con tinued: "On August 7, 1909, I paid him $125 which he demanded to not bring any case again Thompson, Saii teen, Cundiff and Maloney, and to dis miss the Bank case. He afterward de manded $25.more to dismiss the Bank case which was paid him. And again on August 19,. 1909- I paid him $100 which he demanded in the Brennan. Queeney, Beatty and Nelson saloon cases, on agreement that he dismiss the Brennan,. Queeney, and B«atty cases- and that'' no action be com menced against Nelson.- Clairrfs $40 Shortage.- "On or about November 23,1909, I paid him $50 in the Dixon case which he agreed to-and. did dismiss. "After that time Mr. Rankin said to me that unless we settled with him in regard to the wholesale house, he -4? 188® 1 r^LT,„ 'P 1 4'J ALBIA. A marriage license was issued yes terday to Ed C. Funk, 24 and Mans Hobson 24, both, of Waterloo. A football game between the Albia Turks and the Hiteman team is billed for Saturady'at the city park at this place. Miss Edna Almack went to Melrose yesterdav to be at home during her father's sale which occurred on his farm north of Melrose. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Heiserman are Leon visitors this week. Miss Grace Fall and George Robb returned yesterday from Chicago where they recently underwent opera tions for appendicitis. Mrs. J. B. Johnson entertained the Fiction and 20th Century club' Wed nesday afternoon. The Queen Esther club was enter tained this afternoon at the J. J. Pas coe home. Patrick Coady an old pioneer In the west end of the county passed away at his home Thursday afternoon. Mrs. D. A. Maiken entertained a company of ladles Thursday afternoon. Teachers examinations were held in the county superintendent's room yes terday. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stevens have re turned from Oskaioosa where thdy vis ited their daughter Mrs. Clarence Day? ton. Frank Horn of Speed, Kans., is the guest of his daughter Mrs. Chas. Ward MJss Frankie Worthington has re turned' from a pleasant vtsit^f with friends in Fairfield. &&? Mrs. John Greenlee was a visitor in Ottumwa Wednesday. Mrs. Geo. Long Is -visiting a daugh ter in Des Moines and also one In Minnesota. H®: Dr. Frlsbie Slcte^Vv$ Des Moines, Nov. 1.—Dr. A. L. Fris bie, pastor emeritus of Plymouth Con gregational church and one of the best known ministers in Iowa was stricken with paralysis at Grinnell and brought to his home .here. His condition is re ported %-rk)us. n-n v- 1 "U I WrS fiV-i would enjoin it. I ashed him how much he wanted and he said he* ought to have $500. I told, him I thoughr that was too much and more than we could stand, and he agreed to take $300, which amount I paid him. After I paid him the $300 he HOUSED QUAUTX Bald that he was $40 short, and that we had only given him $260. He demanded the ad ditional $40. Mr. Bank and I together called on Mr. Rankin In his office per agreement to talk over the matter of the several cases, and the amounts to be paid for them. He .told us that we fetill owed him $40 and that unless we paid him the amount, he would en join the wholesale house. Mr. Bank offered him the money then, but he said he would not take it In my pres ence, but asked Bank to send the 1 money up with me, which Bank did. He afterwards told Bank In my pres ence that I had paid him. "We also talked over the matter of payments above mentioned and Ran kin told Bank in my presence that they had all been: paid with the ex ception of $75. Then Mr. Bank figured with him about the various amounts paid and showed that I had paid all of the. amounts mentioned at that time. ''Paid Under Threat." "I have not paid him a cent except what he demanded and under threat to enjoin our places—the Leisy saloons. I was only looking after the interepts'of the Leisy saloons, and had nothing against the other breweries and their saloons, but merely trying to protect my clients." s- Onte inside of our THU RiOAY, November I, 1110. %Hirsh Wick Wire Suits you'll feel good all over. JtlTJft'Vi TO TS^.^ iy? g$k -bL'Wfo'y* 'imi Not altogether because we insure you perfect fit, but because our ^Hirsh Wick Wire elothff fak'tail-i orcd to be the fiaest vOiwear clothes in the world. ap M. B. ROOT FIRM IS SUED COST OP GRANITE 8ENT FOR Si§ BACK TO DEALER8. 7 ,] The claim that a piece jot granite used in a monument erectcxl by M. B. Root was streaked and defective, has given rise to a suit in the district coujt by Charles Clemets of Quincy, Mass., against the Ottumwa marble dealer. The monument was erected for H. Mueller in the Ottumwa ceme tery and after completion was re-, fused by Mr. Mueller. Upon close ex amination of the monument Mr. Root decided that the block of granite was not up to the standard which he or dered and tore down that much of the monument as was needed to take out the alleged defective stone. This was sent back to the firm in the east from which the granite was purchased. The eastern concern has begun an action against M. B. Root et al, to recover $109 on the itone and the case began late yesterday afternoon before Judge F. W. Elchelberger aid several de positions from employes of the eastern concern relative to the condition of the stpne are being read In evidence. The case will probably reach ah end this afternoon. In the district court today the case of W. B. Wycoff against J. T. McCune, G. W. Arnold and J. B. Mowrey, ah action involving commission on a farm trade, was dismissed. In the two cases in which G. C. Janney is defendant and the plaintiffs are J. C. Simpson and the Des Moines National bank, the court ordered'that judgment entry be made the last day of the term for '.the amount of the note, interest and cost against G. C. Janney et al. Robert Israel vs. John Wilson, a damage cas^, was dismissed and settled. ALBIA. Mr. and Mrs. Nat H. Moore of Om aba made their annual visit to Albia in the interest of a medicine company. They spent Saturday and Sunday here. E. E. Llewellyn of California is the guest of relatives and friends in the city. Mrs. Fred Taft of Grundy Center IB visiting her sister Miss Adele Davie of this city. The lnterurban connection between Hocking and Hiteman completed. One car is now making regular trips be tween the two places. The sewerage system in the fourth ward has been laid and the roads are beginning to assume their normal "ap pearance. F. M. Burr of Red Oak transacted business at Albia Saturday. S. M. Crouch of Knoxvllle was an Over Sunday visitor in the city. E. Rouge of Tracy was a business visitor at Albia Saturday. J. rady-to," We guairahtee every Suit we fell for Suit ori Over coat we cannot fully guaran tee is not good enough for us to sell or for you to wear." PIECE OF STONE CAUSE OF ACTION 1 Derby Man Weds Humeston Girl. Humeston, Nov. 1.—At the home of the bride's parents Roy Tayldr and Miss Maud Porter were married by Rev. O. Snodgrass of the. Christian church of Humeston. The'parties are well known here where they have made their home for some time. Mr. Taylor is a merchant in Derby. -:v: •v» OIL POTS SAVE 7 GARDEN TRUCK HAMBURG MAN 8AVRS EG ET AM BLES FROM FIRST FREEZE ffe AND ADD8 TO PROFITS Ham our g, Nov. I.1—C.1 E. Mincer, who has gained considerable fame bj saving his big orchard from the hard' freeze last spring by the use of oil pots has found a further use for these smudge pota, which may prove oi benefit to truck gardeners in south* west Iowa. Nearly every fall there cornea one freeze that is, sufficient to kill most vegetation rather early and which is usually followed by a period of warm weather. If the flowers and garden truck could be saved from-the first hard frost it would add from two weeks to a month additional profits to the patch. This year Mr. Mincer saved his graden track, such as lettuce toma toes and flowers by the use of just a few of the heaters robh as he used lh his orchard last spring. Everything else froze, but the garden track Is still growing nicely. Mr. Mincer ex presses the opinion that the danger of frost In the spring oan be eliminated by the-frult growers of southwest Iowa if they prepare for it. ik J' PREPARING SULLIES. Auditor and Staff totftfi# Ballots ariff Election Paraphernalia Ready.---. Auditor C. W. McCarty ln the midst of a big t*sk has his 0ffle4ln the Court house somewhat altered In appear* ance. The reason is that the auditor's staff is busy getting out the ballots and other election supplies. There are 48,000 ballots of various kinds to count and this task is not a small, one. Not only are these to be gone over and accurately counted, but certain amounts are assigned each voting pre? clnct in the county which with the other voting paraphernalia makes up a bulky package tor each precinct and a large task for the auditor. The bal lots are divided between the regular party tickets, those for the new jail and the ballots for the revision of the constitution. CHURCH NOTICES. 4 The Halloween concert, under the direction of Miss Helen Anderson and choir of the Second Bapist church, last evening was a great success socially and financially. The Indian play pro duced was one of the best ever given in the church. The singing could not be surpassed. The proceeds will ha applied, on the pipe orgen. Many re quests were made that the play be repeated, which probably will on November 14. Miss Ing'a Petterson will speak at the First Baptist chtprch tonight at 9 o'clock. Miss Petterson is a mission* ary from Japan and will give a very fine tai^. All are invited.